Simvastatin and Stroke - from FDA reports


Summary

Stroke is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol. This review analyzes which people have Stroke with Simvastatin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 129,471 people who have side effects when taking Simvastatin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 24, 2017

129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 2,495 people (1.93%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Stroke?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 13.51 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.32 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.51 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.03 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.81 %
  • 10+ years: 4.05 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 49.03 %
  • male: 50.97 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.15 %
  • 20-29: 0.83 %
  • 30-39: 2.26 %
  • 40-49: 7.16 %
  • 50-59: 18.6 %
  • 60+: 71.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (442 people, 17.72%)
  • High Blood Pressure (423 people, 16.95%)
  • Diabetes (244 people, 9.78%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (190 people, 7.62%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (142 people, 5.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (487 people, 19.52%)
  • Lisinopril (330 people, 13.23%)
  • Omeprazole (283 people, 11.34%)
  • Plavix (250 people, 10.02%)
  • Furosemide (202 people, 8.10%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (262 people, 10.50%)
  • High Blood Pressure (257 people, 10.30%)
  • Weakness (207 people, 8.30%)
  • Dizziness (206 people, 8.26%)
  • Fall (201 people, 8.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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